Thursday, 22 April 2010


The thrifting gods (or godesses) have been good to me lately. Sometimes is seems almost impossible to find anything older than the 1980s in charity shops but on the odd occasion I can still find something. Like this dress. It is the exact blush pink colour I was longing for in this post and actually matches the 1950's lace suit exactly. Perhaps it was a popular colour then? Anyway this dress is from the label Victor Josselyn, which is a 1950s label based on my Internet research. It's a very simple style with a nice ribbon trim around the neck.

The cardigan is hand knitted - I added the leather buttons to make it a true grandpa cardigan, it is super warm, still useful even in spring. The shoes are also rather grandma like, maybe I am secretly a little old lady? They are woven and go with pretty much everything. Finally the magazines - The four were sold together, and are from 1940-41. Called Lilliput with the slogan 'the magazine for everyone'. I find it incredible that someone kept these stored away somewhere for 70 years. The content ranges from poems to short stories and these funny photo comparisons, like in the last photo. Some of the photos are quite interesting fashion wise too which is a bonus. I will try and do some scans of these soon.

1 comment:

  1. Yesterday I went to a flea market and found a huge room full of newspapers and yearbooks from pre-war II Manila. It was amazing, towers and towers of paper but no colourful magazines. Next time. :)